Friday, 31 May 2013

MOTIVATING SECONDARY STUDENTS TO LEARN ENGLISH THROUGH MUSIC AND ICT





PopuLLar is a European Union- funded, innovative, education project designed to harness music, the primary social interest of secondary school students, into their language learning. 
There is a huge need to motivate secondary school students, in particular, to learn languages, focus digital competences and be creative; and music is the key.

The project will ask students to write their own lyrics to songs of their choice. They will then translate their songs into the target language they are learning, The students will then record their song (audio or video) and share it with students all over Europe. 

Students will be able to combine their love of music, with creativity, literacy, digital competencies, group collaboration and, most importantly, use foreign languages. 

PopuLLar is a project that is 'owned' by the students, they work autonomously and collaboratively, teachers are guides to the project process.

As at this stage of the academic year I know  you are awfully busy, now you can just enter here to find a good summary of the main features of the project.

As for registration, it  should be done before July by filling in this  simple questionnaire 


Last but not least, I would like to wish you all the best for your  well-deserved summer break. Thank you very much for your enthusiasm and active participation in our CLIL seminar in Getxo. We will meet again in October  so as to go through the steps that will help us to work on this project and also to plan our CLIL schedule for 2013-2014.